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Ethan Archer (white) was a midfield rock for Byron Bay FC against Goonellabah.

Byron Bay FC have kept up the undefeated start to their title defence as they defeated Goonellabah Hornets 2–0 in round three of the Summer Youth League.

Going into the match, it was critical Byron Bay got maximum points with both South Lismore and Alstonville also undefeated.

The Rams got off to a perfect start, getting the lead in one of their first attacks of the match. With the ball in the front third, Goonellabah committed a foul allowing Diego Vazquez to score his first goal of the competition: a free kick into the back of the net.

It was a well-needed early goal and before Goonellabah knew what hit them, Byron had doubled their lead when Zahi Addis was dragged down in the penalty area. He converted the spot kick.

Shell-shocked, the Hornets went into damage limitation mode: shutting up shop to avoid any further goals conceded. From that point on, the match turned into a battle with no team giving the other any space to play.

Goonellabah worked hard to stop Byron creating any more goals but in doing so they sacrificed their own ability to create opportunities with Byron’s Ethan Archer easily cutting off their attacks and winning the ball in midfield.

In the end it was a comfortable win for Byron Bay.

The Rams play their first home match of the season this Friday against rivals South Lismore. All welcome at the Byron Memorial Recreation Grounds for an 8pm kick off.

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